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Corbin woman charged with promoting contraband after jailers find drugs

A Corbin woman arrested on a vandalism charge, added drug possession and promoting contraband charges after Laurel County Deputy Jailers found her in possession of Suboxone. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Theresa R....

New normal needed on Certificate of Need policy in Kentucky

A few years ago, I stood in the Capitol rotunda and urged policymakers to rid Kentucky of its Certificate of Need plague since the policy amounts to nothing more than a government “permission slip” for new health-care providers to create and compete. Now, after more than a decade...
Posted On 13 Dec 2018

Marine Corps Toys for Tots requesting donations for low-income children

As Christmas rapidly approaches, the local US Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign, requests the public’s help. Their campaign provides “A Little Christmas” for the low-income children of Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. In 2017, the campaign’s first year in the area, Toys For...

Letter to the Editor: Lions Club still accepting Christmas basket donations

To the Editor: The Corbin Lions Club continues to accept donations toward our annual Christmas Basket Program. This is our 70th consecutive year of providing food baskets to local families during the Christmas season. Beginning with five baskets in 1949, we have delivered...
Posted On 13 Dec 2018
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Shop with a Cop program huge success

Program provided Christmas for 240 children in 23rd year Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports that he along with 30 Laurel Sheriff’s supervisors, deputies, bailiffs, court security officers and even the sheriff’s office K-9 “Edge” all had the privilege to help with Laurel...

Ashley remembered as ‘ultimate encourager’

Characterized as the “ultimate encourager” and public servant, Corbin’s Don Ashley was eulogized Saturday afternoon at a filled-to-capacity First Baptist Church sanctuary in Corbin. Ashley died December 4 after a long battle with bone cancer. He was 61-years-old. Ashley was one...

Connecticut church group returns to area to spread Christmas cheer

A youth group from a Connecticut-based Catholic church returned to the tri-county area for the sixth straight year to spread a little Christmas joy to the area’s most needy. Twenty-four teens, and their adult chaperones, from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, based in New...

Bruce Michael Bearden

Bruce Michael Bearden, 65, of Corbin, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at Baptist Health Lexington. He is survived by his wife Teresa Bearden. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Bishop Eldon Ash, Rev. Terry Perkins, Rev.  Ronnie Smith, and Rev. Forrest Ash...

Gene Herbert Gaddis

Gene Herbert Gaddis, 39, passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at Baptist Health in Corbin. He is survived by his parents, David and Dorothy Sports Gaddis. The funeral service was held Friday December 7, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

Ernest Edward Proffitt

Ernest Edward Proffitt, 69, husband of Trish Proffitt of Corbin, passed away on Saturday morning at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral services were held Tuesday evening at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Corbin, with Pastor Dennis McCoy and Pastor Shane Martin...
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